Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac

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Texas A&M University Press, Oct 25, 2007 - Gardening - 512 pages
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Think of Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac as a giant monthly calendar for the entire state—a practical, information-packed, month-by-month guide for gardeners and “yardeners.” This book provides everything you need to know about flowers and garden design; trees, shrubs, and vines; lawns; vegetable, herb, and fruit gardening; and soil, mulch, water, pests, and plant care. It will help you to create beautiful, productive, healthy gardens and have fun doing it.

Writer, educator, and broadcaster Doug Welsh gives a wealth of practical gardening advice in this book. Encouraging us to “think like a plant,” Welsh holds pruning school in February, conducts a lawn clinic in April, builds a perennial garden in September, and shows us how to grow fresh vegetables for Thanksgiving. Yet this barely scratches the surface of all that is offered in this comprehensive, fun-to-use guide. With colorful and instructive illustrations and helpful information boxes, plant lists, charts, sidebars, and tips, the book is written in the engaging, conversational style that anyone who has listened to Welsh’s radio show will recognize.

Whether your passion is roses or green beans, wildflowers or trees, reading this book is like having a personal garden consultant and friend at your side. Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac will inspire you throughout the year and make you more eager than ever to get out into your garden.

 

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Contents

Heading toward Spring
5
for the Garden
15
Thinking Like a Plant
21
Timely Tips
47
Select ?Wtfc
53
MulchLow Tech High Impact
58
Are You Ready to Have an Irrigation System Installed?
65
What They Mean and Why They
80
Select Plants for Desert Gardening
250
Dog Days of Summer
261
Hot Hot Hot and Dry Too
293
Preparations for Fall Bloom
306
Select Shade Trees for Texas Landscapes
323
Cooling Off Maybe?
337
Select Perennial Flowers for Texas Landscapes
351
Plant Wildflowers in Fall
357

Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs
88
Timely Tips
97
and Garden
107
Lawn Fertilizing Made Simple
113
Will There Be a Next Generation of Vegetable Gardeners?
119
Gardening with Kids
134
Timely Tips
143
Fire Ant Management
153
Lawns 101
159
HerbGrowing Hints for Texas
177
Timely Tips
191
Managing Plant Problems
203
Pesticide Safety
213
Welcome to Texas Heat
225
The Layaway Plan
364
Timely Tips
377
Select Ornamental Grasses for Texas Landscapes
383
Down Time Not Exactly
407
Select Vertical Vines for Texas Landscapes
422
Dreaming of Spring
433
Living Christmas Trees
440
Poinsettia Rebloom
447
Design a LowMaintenance Landscape
453
Select Shrubs for Texas Landscapes
457
New Years Resolutions for Gardeners and Yardeners
463
Acknowledgments
469
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DOUG WELSH is a professor and extension horticulturist at Texas A&M University and statewide coordinator for the Texas Master Gardener program. He hosts a gardening call-in radio show and provides gardening tips on television each week. He has also written a book on xeriscaping and is coeditor of the Texas Master Gardener Handbook.

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